Homeschool LuxuriesSuzanne Broadhurst
Are you enjoying the luxuries of a homeschool lifestyle? I love sleeping in, sipping cider, and watching pumpkins go by. Here are a few educational luxuries I wish I had purchased sooner rather than later:
Not only can you punch more paper, but you can also do it three times faster. No more dropping the stack after the first hole is punched while balancing a toddler on your lap. Slide the paper, smack the bar, and three holes appear!
Plus, the smacking of a 3-hole punch through layers of worksheets can be quite therapeutic.
A Homeschool Planner
For many years, I wrote down what we did after we did it. In the younger years, life was the lesson. We lived it; we wrote it down. Call it a post-planner, instead of a pre-planner.
But the time came when we needed a pre-planner. We had too much going on medically and educationally for this mama-mind to remember on cue. Move over Winnie the Pooh journal! We’re switching to daily calendar pages with categories of to-dos and lots of empty space.
Electric Pencil Sharpener
I bought my first electric model in my last child’s senior year of high school. Why, oh why did I wait so long?
Learn from those who have gone before you: go electric.
A Cordless Phone, Or Not
I date myself with this one. Back in the day of nursing a baby and chasing a toddler, my mid-1990’s Mother’s Day request was for a cordless phone.
Seems like the pendulum may have swung the opposite direction these days. Moms might need to splurge on a short little cord, like a tether that doesn’t quite reach, so they can plug their phone into a far away wall providing an instant excuse not to answer it.
A Very Cozy Chair
When returning home from an errand-filled day, there’s nothing like a cozy chair to sink into.
A cozy spot is also an invitation to your children: Talk to me, I’m here for you. I have nothing more important than you – and this chair – at this moment.
Just be sure to put the phone on its tether first.